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HDMI/USB Microscope Camera HDC DF1

Product number: HDC-DF1
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Microscope camera HDC DF1 (HDMI-WIN-MAC Support)

The DF1 model is the right choice for users who have high quality requirements and are looking for a solution with as few system compatibility restrictions as possible. Good picture quality is guaranteed by the SONY IMX236 image sensor. In terms of compatibility, the camera can be operated in addition to the HDMI mode (recommended mode) also under Windows or MAC OS (via the USB interface).

Multi-signal output: The camera can be connected either directly to an HDMI monitor (via the HDMI connection, without a PC) or alternatively to a MAC or PC (via the USB connection). In both modes, the camera offers sufficient refresh rates to track and record microscopic movements. The camera can also be used in mixed mode by working on the PC / MAC and transferring the image in addition to an HDMI monitor.

Flexible exposure times: In addition to the auto-exposure, you can also adjust the exposure time and the gain manually depending on your application requirements. The exposure time can be set between 4 ms and 1 sec almost continuously (graduation: 1 ms).

Zoom – Mirror - Compare - Freeze: You can zoom in and out using the software (or in the on-screen menu when working in HDMI mode) and mirror the image horizontally / vertically. Furthermore, you can divide the screen vertically in two halves: the left half of the picture shows the live picture and the right half shows an existing picture from your picture gallery to show preparations for comparison. Furthermore, you can freeze the live image and then release it again for the viewer.

Zoom and comparison function

Measurement and interval recording (only under Windows): The camera software can carry out measurements after user calibration has been completed and can also take pictures at selected time intervals, for example in order to document biological decay processes over the time.

Built-in Mouse Control (HDMI-Mode) is a special feature of this model: the supplied mouse is connected to the USB port of the camera. With the mouse you can then operate the on-screen menu and take pictures and videos with it and make all camera settings - completely without PC and software installations!

Mouse Control Function

Video Recording on SD memory card (HDMI-Mode): The camera achieves 30 frames/sec at 1080P.

Built-In Player: (HDMI-Mode): Already taken pictures and videos are stored on the SD card of the camera. You can browse through them and have them played by the camera on the HDMI monitor - without a PC!

MAC Support : The included MAC software provides live image display in an application window and captures images and videos on your MAC. You can also change the camera settings such as exposure time, saturation, sharpness, etc. Measurement functions, interval recordings and other specialized functions are not available on MAC.

MAC user interface for DF1

Video presentation of the camera's HDMI mode

In the following video you will see how to use the DF1 in practice (mouse control, zoom, recording, comparison function, playback of recorded images). This setup corresponds to the HDMI mode where no PC or software installations are required for camera control and record / playback.

Sample captures

The following image was taken with a biological dark field OPTIKA B500-TDK microscope (dark field setup, blood sample, 400X magnification)
 Sample capture DF1 in dark field

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Technical Specifications

  • Sensor: SONY IMX236(C)
  • Resolution image capture: 1920×1080
  • Refresh rate (USB): 30fps (1920x1080)
  • Refresh rate (HDMI): 60fps (1920x1080)
  • Video recording: 1080p 30 fps (auf SD oder PC)
  • Exposure time (sec): 0.004 - 1
  • Outputs: HDMI, USB 2.0, SD-Karte
  • Compatibility: Mac OSX 10.8 and later, Windows 7/8/10 (32/64 Bit)
  • Connection: C-Mount
  • Weight (g): 470
  • Dimensions (cm): 7,8 x 7 x 9,2
  • Technical data sheet (PDF): see tab "Media"

Package Contents

  • Camera
  • Software for Windows and MAC (on USB flashdrive)
  • HDMI cable
  • USB cable
  • Power adapter 12V/1A
  • USB mouse
  • SD card 16GB

Manufacturer Guarantee

  • 18 months from the date of purchase (EU)

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